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Building Bridges: Zero Dark Thirty Controversy: Torture, Art, and Politics

Building Bridges, National Edition
by Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
The Zero Dark Thirty Controversy: Torture, Art, and Politics
Alexander Abdo, attorney, National Security Project, ACLU

Since the release of the award-winning Zero Dark Thirty, many critics have
condemned the film, claiming it contains serious historical inaccuracies and
accepts some of this countryâs worst post 9/11 abuses. Alexander Abdo
discusses the relationship and responsibility that prominent works of culture
have to the historic narrative and the American public, particularly as many
of the illegal practices, torture, extraordinary rendition, and now the advent of extrajudicial killings of American citizens and the âdehumanized othersâ along with the secrecy that shrouds these practices and lack of accountability for the policies persist.
Reckoning With Torture
Robert Redford and Paul Auster

Reckoning With Torture, is a collaborative film project between Doug Liman,
Director of the Bourne Identity, the ACLU and PEN American Center that
examines the human cost of America's post 9/11 torture program. This excerpt
features a collage of readings of testimonies by torture victims and witnesses
introduced by Robert Redford plus author Paul Auster reading Manner of Death:
Homicide, excerpts from autopsy reports of detainees held in U.S. custody in
Iraq and Afghanistan, December 2002 to November 2004.
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